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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    Pablo Atchugarry (b. 1954)


    Price Realised  


    Pablo Atchugarry (b. 1954)
    incised 'ATCHUGARRY' (in the centre)
    pink Portugal marble
    77 1/8 x 11¾ x 12 7/8in. (196 x 30 x 33cm.)
    Executed in 2004

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    "When I had the occasion to discover the pink marble of Portugal, I could share in the opportunity: as I did not want to paint the marble, I found different colours in the material itself. I could play around with the choice of block, then, within the block, I could decide to leave or remove a more or less strongly coloured part. It gave me all sorts of colour options, unlike white marble, which looks more severe because there is no colour to help it. Whenever I choose pink Portugal marble, for example, I have an advantage because the colour is intrinsic to it" (Atchugarry interview with Valeria Campagni, 2006, reproduced in, A Journey Between Matter and Light: Pablo Atchugarry, Oostkamp 2006, p. 55).

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Acquired directly from the artist by a previous owner.
    Anon. sale, Christie's Paris, 30 May 2007, lot 435.